Today's News

  • Reduce your risk of being victimized by identity thieves

    Over $2.5 billion were lost to identity theft in 2012. Victims younger than 18 represent 6 percent of the total.

    The perpetrator is almost always a family member, frequently the parents.

    Parents who have financial problems will use their child’s social security number to fraudulently obtain credit cards, apply for loans and even employment. The children don’t have any idea until they later apply for jobs, credit cards or loans and find out that they have a negative credit history themselves.

  • Time to prune peonies, pinch mums

    June has arrived to bring us closer to the summer solstice and 15 hours of daylight each day. June has been the most popular wedding month since Roman times, because they were practical planners.

    Think about it. A June marriage meant childbirth in the spring, not the dead of winter and no interference with the fall harvest. Plus, the weather is usually pretty good for outdoor events.

    Work in the garden and lawn is now in high gear, precisely because of that weather.

  • Adding warm-season annuals to grazing system offers several advantages

    Warm-season annuals thrive in the heat of July when temperatures exceed 75 degrees F and other grasses are struggling. During this time cool-season grasses decrease in plant yield, and quality as the plant goes into the reproductive stage. This time frame is called the “summer slump.” Utilizing warm-season annuals during the summer may reduce or end overgrazing of cool-season pastures and the need for feeding stored feeds.

    Animal performance

  • Fire destroys home on Herndon Road

    A fire around 3:30 this afternoon destroyed a home at 1069 Herndon Road owned by Joey and Chelsey Bast.

    No one was apparently home when the fire started and there were no injuries reported.

    Chelsey Bast said she was about to pick her children up from school when a neighbor texted her about the fire.

    “He said your house is on fire and I called 911,” she said while watching firefighters attempt to salvage her home.

  • Cann bleeds Blue, becomes a Wildcat

    Former Anderson County High School basketball star Makenzie Cann has announced she will be transferring from the University of Cincinnati to the University of Kentucky to continue her basketball career. Cann made the announcement on Twitter and Facebook shortly before Anderson News sports deadlines.

    Cann told The News her choice came down to Kentucky and Florida Gulf Coast.


    INDEPENDENCE -- All Anderson County needed was a small opening before the Lady Bearcats made their way to a second consecutive state tournament trip.

    Anderson rallied to defeat 30th District rival Collins, 3-1, in the Eighth Region championship game Thursday night at Simon Kenton High School.

  • Lady Cats roll past Oldham, advance to regional final

    Anderson County jumped on Oldham County early then Bailey Curry put the exclamation point on a dominating performance as the Lady Bearcats rolled to a 5-0 win in the Eighth Region Softball Tournament Wednesday night at Simon Kenton High School.

    Anderson pitcher Mia Aldridge gave up only two hits and allowed just one Oldham base runner to advance to third base as the Lady Cats took one more step to returning to Owensboro for the state tournament.

  • The Way We Were: Court establishes Anderson County Police Dept.

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 27, 1965


    Cathy, 5, and Joey, 7, children of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Bertram, were recovering from recent injuries.

    Cathy fell down basement steps and cut her lip, which required five stitches.

    Joey fell off his swing set and fractured his nose, cut his lip, bruised his face and loosened two front teeth.

    Receives scholarship

  • Health board OKs spending, pay increases

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Board of Health voted 7-1 last Tuesday to approve a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes a 5 percent pay increase for employees.

    The $1.576 million spending plan is an increase of 24 percent over the previous year, with the bulk of the $377,000 increase going toward the health department’s family care clinic.

    The board previously voted not to increase its tax rate, which has remained flat since 2006.

  • Judge wants magistrate removed from road priority list

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A discussion about the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s priority road list came to an abrupt halt last Tuesday shortly after Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton recommended excluding 3rd District Magistrate Juretta Wells from participating in the process.

    Gritton recommended excluding Wells because the portion of Anderson County she represents doesn’t include any county highways.

    Wells didn’t attend last Tuesday’s meeting because she was serving as a poll worker during the primary elections.